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post #1 of 2 (permalink) Old Feb 17th, 2015, 11:35 pm Thread Starter
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HELP! K1100RS banging in the swing arm

Greetings all! I bought a 95 k1100rs about 2 months ago with about 14,000 miles on it. It has been an absolute joy to ride, and I look forward to riding it all week long. I took the wife for a ride on Valentine's day, and noticed the bike seemed a little hesitant on the throttle. The bike bogged down and stalled out leaving me stranded on the side of the road for a few minutes. I limped the bike home about 4 miles and got it into my workshop. With the center stand down, I tried to isolate the problem. Eventually, i found that it was coming from inside the swing arm. I could hear what sounded like the front u-joint banging up against the metal. I removed the rubber boot, and oil from the seal leaked out, but less than an ounce. I have no time to physically investigate further until the weekend.

My question is, will this likely require a new driveshaft and final drive?

I will be pulling everything apart soon, and provide pictures. Any information would be great. I am equipped only with the BMW manual and past experiences that I can find by digging through the forums.
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post #2 of 2 (permalink) Old Mar 20th, 2015, 11:12 am
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Sounds like the drive shaft U joint(s) have failed. I'd be surprised if it is bearings at the rear drive or transmission as they are much stronger. You won't find out the total damage until you get the RD and swingarm off to have a good look inside.

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